M. Palmer Lambert

M. Palmer Lambert


M. Palmer Lambert is a partner with Pendley, Baudin, & Coffin, L.L.P., joining the firm in 2022.  Palmer is engaged in general civil litigation practice primarily focused on representation of plaintiffs in mass torts, MDLs and class actions. He currently serves as Plaintiffs’ Co-Liaison Counsel in the Taxotere MDL pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana and as a member of Court-appointed leadership in the 3M Earplugs MDL in the Northern District of Florida. Palmer has also litigated catastrophic injury claims, products liability matters, complex vehicular collisions, medical malpractice claims, appeals and general casualty claims.

A lifelong Louisianan, Palmer attended Tulane University and earned Mechanical Engineering (B.S.), Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees. He is a member of the NOBA Inn of Court, serves on the YLD Board of Directors for the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Bar Association. He also is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of multiple professional organizations, including LAJ, AAJ, NOBA and the FBA. Palmer is an experienced pilot, holding a commercial pilot certificate with single-engine land, multi-engine land, instrument, and type ratings. 


  • Tulane University (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2006, magna cum laude)
  • Tulane University, Freeman School of Business (M.B.A., 2010)
  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., 2010)
  • Pilot (commercial license with single-engine, multi-engine, instrument and type ratings)
  • VA Accreditation


  • State Bar of Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • American Association for Justice
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Public Justice
  • Fore!Kids Foundation Member


  • “Personal Injury Litigation” CLE Presentation, October 2019, May 2022, October 2022, Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bridging the Gap Seminar for New Lawyers
  • “Mock Trials and Focus Groups” Zoom CLE Presentation (Moderator), December 2020, New Orleans Bar Association
  • “Multidistrict Litigation: Recent Trends and Ongoing Challenges” Zoom CLE Presentation, September 2020, New Orleans Bar Association
  • “Managing Complex Litigation” CLE Presentation, December 2018, New Orleans Bar Association’s Masters of the Courtroom Series
  • “Dealing with Healthcare Provider Liens” CLE Presentation, December 2018, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • “Recent Trends in Federal and State Court Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation” CLE Presentation, December 2017, New Orleans Bar Association’s Pharma and Medical Device Committee
  • “Medicare and Other Lien Resolution in Complex Litigation” CLE Presentation, March 2016, New Orleans Bar Association’s Class Actions / Complex Litigation Committee